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STEVENSON, WASHINGTON

A Spa Retreat for Women: Wine, Laughter, Mindful Eating and Joy

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Program #18479RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Apr 22 — Apr 25, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: Surrounded by pristine mineral water hot springs, Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa is a breathtaking Columbia River Gorge hotel, where luxury lodging and amenities blend with the invigorating allure of nature. Escape to the majestic border between Washington and Oregon. It’s an enchanting woodland realm dotted with picturesque towns and wineries, whitewater rapids, and endless hiking trails.

Contact info:
1252 East Cascade Drive
North Bonneville, WA 98639 USA
phone: 509-427-7767
web: www.bonnevilleresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms include terry bath robes, private balconies, 32” TV's, coffee maker, hairdryer, table and two chairs, two-line telephone with data port and voice mail, refrigerator, iPOD docking station alarm clock stereo, ironing board.

Facility amenities: The 25-meter indoor lap pool, filled with natural-mineral hot-spring water and two jetted soaking pools, it’s excellent for the skin, can help reduce joint pain, and a lot more. All while you enjoy a nice swim. Our pool, naturally heated at 84 degrees Fahrenheit is for swimming and therapy. The resort has a full service spa with more than 40 spa treatments, including mineral baths, body wraps, massages, and facials, to rejuvenate the body and refresh the mind.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact resort
Contact Elena Barsukoff at Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa at (509) 427-9702 and tell her you are with the Road Scholar group when you make your reservation for additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, April 22 - Registration/Welcome and Introductions
Arrive To: Road Scholar Registration begins at 4:00 PM in the Resort's Great Room just off of the lobby. Meet your group leader and receive the program materials.

Dinner: At the resort.

Evening: Meet the other particpants that will be attending this women's only retreat which will encourage relaxation and offer tools for healthy living. Your group leader will provide an overview of the program.

Lodging: Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Surrounded by pristine mineral water hot springs, Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa is a breathtaking Columbia River Gorge hotel, where luxury lodging and amenities blend with the invigorating allure of nature. Escape to the majestic border between Washington and Oregon. It’s an enchanting woodland realm dotted with picturesque towns and wineries, whitewater rapids, and endless hiking trails.

Contact info:
1252 East Cascade Drive
North Bonneville, WA 98639 USA
phone: 509-427-7767
web: www.bonnevilleresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms include terry bath robes, private balconies, 32” TV's, coffee maker, hairdryer, table and two chairs, two-line telephone with data port and voice mail, refrigerator, iPOD docking station alarm clock stereo, ironing board.

Facility amenities: The 25-meter indoor lap pool, filled with natural-mineral hot-spring water and two jetted soaking pools, it’s excellent for the skin, can help reduce joint pain, and a lot more. All while you enjoy a nice swim. Our pool, naturally heated at 84 degrees Fahrenheit is for swimming and therapy. The resort has a full service spa with more than 40 spa treatments, including mineral baths, body wraps, massages, and facials, to rejuvenate the body and refresh the mind.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact resort
Contact Elena Barsukoff at Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa at (509) 427-9702 and tell her you are with the Road Scholar group when you make your reservation for additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, April 23 - Be Your Best Coach/More Joy, Less Stress/Mindful ...
Breakfast: Enjoy a breakfast made special for our group.

Morning: Begin your first morning with a class on "Your Brain on Happiness," provided by Wendy Mitchell M.A., of Women's Health Coaching and Judy Zehr, M.S.H.R.M, L.P.C., Clinical Director of Institute for Health Solutions. They will discuss as a team and in separate presentations tools to help participants reflect on their own experience and use what they have learned as a source of personal growth. They will introduce several tools and practices to increase your daily dose of Joy. This will follow with a presentation by Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD who will introduce the group to the concept of "mindful eating." She is a registered dietician with extensive experience using a motivational approach to help individuals let go of food/weight obsession to heal relationship with food and reach a natural, healthy weight.

Lunch: Join our instructors for a "mindful eating" based lunch.

Afternoon: Dana will continue her lecture on mindful eating and the idea that eating can be guilt free!

After Dana's presentation we will have an hour and a half break allowing time for you to treat yourself to a spa service or to take a walk in the area around the resort.

Following the break, the group will join in a fun filled Laughter Yoga session. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group; with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits. An exercise routine, it is sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. No special clothing is required, but you may want to bring a pillow from your room!

Dinner: Dinner at the resort.

Evening: Enjoy some time to relax and visit with your new found friends or visit the resort's spa. We will pre-schedule your complimentary Mineral Bath and Wrap session during this time or during the following afternoon's free time. Enjoy the fireplace in the Great Room on the first floor which offers a nice spot to curl up with a book. The resort also has a lounge. Don't forget the mineral springs fed pool!

Lodging: Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Resort

Description: Surrounded by pristine mineral water hot springs, Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa is a breathtaking Columbia River Gorge hotel, where luxury lodging and amenities blend with the invigorating allure of nature. Escape to the majestic border between Washington and Oregon. It’s an enchanting woodland realm dotted with picturesque towns and wineries, whitewater rapids, and endless hiking trails.

Contact info:
1252 East Cascade Drive
North Bonneville, WA 98639 USA
phone: 509-427-7767
web: www.bonnevilleresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms include terry bath robes, private balconies, 32” TV's, coffee maker, hairdryer, table and two chairs, two-line telephone with data port and voice mail, refrigerator, iPOD docking station alarm clock stereo, ironing board.

Facility amenities: The 25-meter indoor lap pool, filled with natural-mineral hot-spring water and two jetted soaking pools, it’s excellent for the skin, can help reduce joint pain, and a lot more. All while you enjoy a nice swim. Our pool, naturally heated at 84 degrees Fahrenheit is for swimming and therapy. The resort has a full service spa with more than 40 spa treatments, including mineral baths, body wraps, massages, and facials, to rejuvenate the body and refresh the mind.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact resort
Contact Elena Barsukoff at Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa at (509) 427-9702 and tell her you are with the Road Scholar group when you make your reservation for additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, April 24 - Water Aerobics/Multnomah Falls Hike/Free Time/Hea...
Breakfast: Enjoy a breakfast provided by the resort.

Morning: Attend a water aerobics class before heading out on a visit to the Columbia Gorge's famous landmark, Multnomah Falls. Multnomah Falls is the second-tallest year-round waterfall in the nation. The water drops 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain. With a local natural history expert as our guide, we will take a walk to see some of the falls in the area under the gorge's lovely forest canopy.

Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch.

Afternoon: Our exploration of the gorge will continue until mid afternoon. The remainder of the afternoon may include your complimentary mineral bath and wrap, if it was not scheduled the prior evening. This is a good time to schedule any spa treatments that you would like to provide for yourself. If you would like to take a walk or find time to sit and relax, this time is for you.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the resort and remember to eat mindfully!

Evening: A local wine expert will be our guide as she discusses Pacific NW wine varietals and the differences among wines. She will discuss the benefits of wine and show you how to taste like a pro!

Lodging: Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Thursday, April 25 - Farewell!
Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Morning: Following breakfast, say goodbye to your friends and head home to practice the healthy and relaxing tools you have learned to use during this retreat.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


North Bonneville, WA
Mount St. Helen'sHow often do you have the chance to see an active volcano? Mt. St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument is just a 90-minute drive from Stevenson, Washington and well worth the time. For a unique route, follow Highway 14 east from Stevenson about three miles to the Carson Junction. Turn north on Wind River Highway (State Route 30) and follow the signs north to the Mt. St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument.
Multnomah FallsPlummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the nation. At the base of the falls is the Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge which offers a Forest Service Visitors Center and dinning options. Trails from the lodge get you to close up views of the falls and tie into trails to other waterfalls in the area.
For additional information, visit: www.multnomahfallslodge.com
Skamania Chamber of CommerceThe Skamania Chamber of Commerce website will introduce you to the many sights in the area. Whether you enjoy drives, hikes or golf, this website will help you explore your options.
For additional information, visit: www.skamania.org
Skamania LodgeSkamania Lodge, a magnificent mountain resort nestled on 175 wooded acres, is located in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It offers a 18 hole par 70 golf course.
For additional information, visit: www.skamania.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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